Location: East Africa
Dates: 12 weeks, May 27 to August 14, 2020
Internship category: Intercultural Studies, TESOL
Islam holds deep roots among this proud people.
There are nearly 15 million people, yet not a single mature church. But we trust God is moving and preparing for a great harvest. Having experienced war for over 20 years, these people are desperate for peace. Christ is the Prince of Peace who brings light and life into dark places. Yet how will they ever know unless someone goes and shares this great news?
Your focus will be teaching intermediate/advanced English to those who are in the process of resettling in America or another western country.
From relationships formed within the school and in the neighborhood, you will have many opportunities to share about your own life and faith. This may be over a cup of tea, a game of chess, a meal of camel meat and pasta, a pick-up game of soccer, getting henna or simply relaxing together in the living room. Previous Edgers have been amazed to find that they were the first ever to share the love of Christ with a local friend.
We are praying that you may help us find people whom the Spirit is already working in towards faith. The long-term team can then follow up and continue your work long after you leave.
While the majority of your stay will be in an urban environment, you may also take side trips into the rural areas to visit other work being done. Our goal is to open your eyes to the many opportunities and possibilities for long-term work in the area.
You will also spend time learning some language and more about the culture.
Field Activities (subject to change)
- Language and cultural study
- Prayer walking
- Teaching English
- Intentional relationships in any way possible